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Stanton to start rehab stint, could rejoin Yankees next week

Aug. 19, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is expected to begin a rehab assignment Saturday and could rejoin the AL East leaders in the middle of next week as their designated hitter. Stanton, who hasn’t played since July 23 due to left Achilles tendinitis, worked out...

Authors and friends rally and read for Salman Rushdie

Aug. 19, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Friends and fellow authors spoke out on Salman Rushdie's behalf during a rally Friday on the steps of the main branch of the New York Public Library, one week after he was attacked onstage in the western part of the state and hospitalized with stab wounds. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 19, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ IRS special agent job ad...

See it? Squish it! Fighting the invasive spotted lanternfly

Aug. 19, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

When Stephen Nixon recently noticed a “beautiful” spotted lanternfly by his bag as he skateboarded in Brooklyn, he heeded the request of city officials. He stomped on it. “I don’t like killing things. Not many people do. I’ll catch and release cockroaches if...

House Democrats' campaign chief faces tough race of his own

Aug. 19, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — At a recent rally with union workers and other supporters in the downtown square of this small city on the banks of the Hudson River, New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney tried to remind Democrats of everything he thinks the party has accomplished. He touted...

Springer, Guerrero lead Jays to 9-2 rout of slumping Yanks

Aug. 18, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — George Springer went 5-for-5, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run second inning off Frankie Montas, and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the slumping New York Yankees 9-2 on Thursday night. Jose Berríos (9-5) bounced back from a pair of rough...

Fried, Harris lead Braves over deGrom, Mets to win series

Aug. 18, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried likes where the Atlanta Braves stand during this most recent hot streak — and how they competed against Jacob deGrom the NL East-leading New York Mets. “I think that’s a really good team over there," Fried said. “They play really consistent baseball...

What's next for Trump Organization after Weisselberg plea?

Aug. 18, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The numbers guy did the math: Allen Weisselberg — a longtime loyal lieutenant to Donald Trump — could have gotten years in prison if he went to trial and failed to beat tax evasion allegations. But if he agreed to testify in an upcoming trial of the former president's company,...

Rhino horns trafficker sentenced to over 5 years in prison

Aug. 18, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A citizen of Liberia and resident of Uganda was sentenced to over five years in prison Thursday after admitting that he participated in wildlife trafficking that authorities say moved rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory worth at least $3.4 million. Moazu Kromah, 49,...

Trump executive pleads guilty in tax case, agrees to testify

Aug. 18, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A top executive at former President Donald Trump’s family business pleaded guilty Thursday to evading taxes on a free apartment and other perks, striking a deal with prosecutors that could make him a star witness against the company at a trial this fall. Allen...